Captain Dan Jasper

If you’re looking for an expert guide to fishing in Lake Minnetonka, look no further than Dan Jasper. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the lake’s ecology, Dan is one of the most respected authorities on fishing in this part of Minnesota.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, Dan can help you find the best spots on the lake to cast your line. He knows where the fish are biting and can help you choose the right bait and tackle for the conditions. And with his extensive knowledge of the lake’s history and ecology, Dan can offer insights into the behavior of different fish species and how they respond to changes in water temperature and other factors.

A United States Coast Guard Captain, Dan Jasper grew up fishing on the lakes and rivers of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Over the past 20 years, Dan has fished all over North America, from Alaska to Costa Rica fishing both fresh water and salt water.  He is licensed as a Charter Captain and is also trained in CPR and First Aid.

  • USCG Captain and full-time professional fishing guide
  • Year-round fishing – open water and ice fishing
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Tournament angler
  • Lives on Lake Minnetonka and knows where the fish are biting
  • Has in-depth knowledge of the West Metro lakes



Passion. Knowledge. Expertise.

But Dan’s expertise goes beyond just catching fish. He’s also a passionate advocate for the lake and its ecosystem. He’s worked with local conservation groups to promote sustainable fishing practices and protect the lake’s natural resources. And as a certified fishing instructor, he’s helped countless anglers learn how to fish responsibly and respect the environment.

Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to increase your knowledge of fishing or a first timer looking to give it a shot, Dan’s mission remains the same… to share his angling knowledge and expertise in a way that ignites your own passion for fishing and fuels your enjoyment of being on the water in Minnesota.

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Lake Minnetonka, Dan Jasper is the guide you want by your side. With his expert knowledge and commitment to sustainable fishing, he’ll help you make the most of your time on the water while also ensuring that this beautiful lake remains a vibrant and healthy ecosystem for years to come.




Dan’s Personal Best Largemouth Bass

  • Caught and Released: March 2013
  • Length: 26.5 inches
  • Girth: 17.5 inches
  • Weight: 12.09 lbs
  • Location: Texas
  • Lure: Rapala X-Rap – Blue/Gold
  • Line: Sufix Performance Fuse 10lbs Test
  • Boat: Ranger Z20
  • Fishing Pole: Fenwick Elite Tech
  • Fishing Reel: Abu Garcia Revo SX
  • Fishing Partner: Steve Haumersen

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Contact us today to book your Lake Minnetonka ice fishing experience.